Seattle City Light is installing and operating public Level 2 electric vehicle chargers at curbside locations throughout the city of Seattle. (Seattle City Light Photos)

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) and Seattle City Light are looking for an artist to help add a creative look to electric vehicle charging parking lots and stand-alone charging terminals throughout the city.

In a call for submissions, the agencies said they were seeking site-specific artwork designs and design elements for the locations, and that fabrication and installation of any artwork will be coordinated by the City of Seattle.

City Light first announced the plan for curbside charging locations last summer as a way to give EV drivers who may not have access to off-street parking the ability to charge their vehicles. City Light will install, own, operate and maintain the Level 2 EV chargers, which will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved. Each charger will provide a typical EV with over 30 miles of range per hour of charge time.

The 13 stations (listed here) will need design elements on a foundational concrete base and/or exposed electric service conduit. Artwork will be physically on or applied to the surface of the charging station itself while not impeding its use or structural integrity, ARTS said.

Electric vehicle charging parking lots will be located in South Seattle and West Seattle. (Seattle City Light Photos)

The two parking lot locations include an existing lot at City Light’s South Service Center, 409 S. Spokane St.; and a newly constructed lot in West Seattle at 4118 SW Morgan St. Art for these locations could include thermoplastic designs on asphalt, stamping or embedded elements within new concrete, vinyl wraps on existing bollards, service boxes, or attachment of artistic elements to adjacent fencing, ARTS said.

Emerging and regional artists from Washington state, Oregon, and Idaho are eligible to apply. The selected artist will receive a $15,000 design and coordination contract.

The application deadline is 5 p.m., July 10.

See the ARTS call for submissions for more details on eligibility, design requirements and the application process.

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